Semi-opera in 5 acts by Henry Purcell
Libretto by John Dryden. First performed at the Queen's Theatre, Dorset Garden, London, in late May or early June 1691.

New production

Sung in English with English and French surtitles

Famous for its “cold song”, the semi-opera King Arthur tells of the birth of Britain and the victory of King Arthur over the Saxons. To these adventures, in which enchantment and fairy tales combine, is added a love story. How will the valiant hero save his betrothed? Here, Henry Purcell has composed his most elegant stage music in which tragedy alternates with humour.

Musical Director Leonardo García Alarcón
Stage Director Alain Maratrat

Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Director Alan Woodbridge
Cappella Mediterranea


by Claude Hermann in collaboration with Association genevoise des Amis de l'Opéra et du Ballet
Monday 23 April 2018 6:15PM at the Théâtre de l'Espérance

Broadcast on Espace2
Saturday 19 May 2018 8PM